I am an Archival Assistant at Western Kentucky University's Special Collections
Library. I am the author of two books: "That Mighty Band of Maidens: A History of
Potter College for Young Ladies, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1889-1909" (Landmark
Association, 2001); and "Eliza Calvert Hall: Kentucky Author and Suffragist"
(University Press of Kentucky, 2007). 

Western Kentucky University - History

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"Make the Letter and Dress It Up": G. G. Craig, WKU's Master Penman, WKU Spirit (2014)

Over his 40-plus years at WKU, penmanship instructor Gavin G. Craig taught cursive handwriting to...

 

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Birth of a Tradition: The First Homecoming, WKU Spirit (2013)

WKU's first university-sponsored homecoming in 1927 was a day to remember on the Hill. This...

 

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The Spirits Make the Hill: Ghost Hunting at WKU, WKU Spirit (2013)

WKU is home to many ghost stories and paranormal tales. In summer 2012, investigators from...

 

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"Only Spiritual Dividends": The College Heights Foundation Invests in Education, WKU Spirit (2013)

Beginning with the $100 gift of a WKU history teacher and continuing through the generosity...

 

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A Chorus from the Hill: The Songs of WKU, WKU Spirit (2012)

"College Heights" is perhaps WKU's best known anthem, but alumni and friends of have long...

 

Bowling Green & Warren County - History

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The Duck Supper: Roasting Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Bowling Green (2012)

In 1901, a scandal rocked Potter College for Young Ladies in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Five...

 

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Virginia's Journey, Landmark Report (2012)

The forty-year journalism career of Smiths Grove, Kentucky native Virginia Wood Davis (1919-1990) took her...

 

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"I hope you can some day have a bath room": Bowling Green's Sewer System (2011)

Bowling Green once disposed of its sewage through “sinks,” openings to caverns and underground watercourses...

 

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The History of Her Heart: Kentucky Author Rosa Praigg Dickerson, Landmark Report (2011)

Under the pen name "Violet Woods," Rosa Praigg Dickerson (1843-1902) wrote poetry and stories for...

 

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Porter's Watch: The View from the Firehouse, Landmark Report (2010)

Bowling Green, Kentucky fireman Euclid Porter Dodd (1870-1958) witnessed many changes in the department and...